Framura (Ligurian: Framua [fɾaˈmyːa]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Genoa and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of La Spezia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 739 and an area of 18.9 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi).[3]

Framura
Framua  (Ligurian)
Comune di Framura
Street in the historical centre
Street in the historical centre
Location of Framura
Framura is located in Italy
Framura
Framura
Location of Framura in Italy
Framura is located in Liguria
Framura
Framura
Framura (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°13′N 9°33′E / 44.217°N 9.550°E / 44.217; 9.550Coordinates: 44°13′N 9°33′E / 44.217°N 9.550°E / 44.217; 9.550
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
ProvinceProvince of La Spezia (SP)
FrazioniAnzo, Ravecca, Setta, Costa, Castagnola
Area
 • Total18.9 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Population
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total739
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
19014
Dialing code0187
Websitehttp://www.comune.framura.sp.it/

The municipality of Framura contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Anzo, Ravecca, Setta, Costa, and Castagnola.

Framura borders the following municipalities: Bonassola, Carrodano, Deiva Marina, Levanto.

HistoryEdit

During World War II, American 15-men missions called Operations Ginny I and II tried to land and blow up a railway tunnel between Framura and Bonassola. Both missions failed but the second mission's soldiers were executed and buried in a mass grave by the German Army.[4]

Demographic evolutionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ OSS Operation Ginny met with a tragic end during the Italian Campaign Archived 2009-04-20 at the Wayback Machine, WWII History Magazine, Sept 2005, Don Smart, accessed 2 August 2013